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Ready for Life

Ready for Life
Calvin University
Ready for Life
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Program Contact Emily Perton
Phone 616-248-3775

To educate and empower adults with developmental disabilities by providing a supportive and structured college experience to help each individual achieve their greatest level of independence and promote inclusion. Through the generosity of Calvin University, Ready for Life provides post-secondary educational experiences for college aged individuals experiencing cognitive, learning, or social disabilities on their campus in Grand Rapids, MI.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 5
Deadline to apply to this program: April 15
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 years
Tuition amount: $18,250.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students have travel training and individualized instruction, as well as courses in Orientation to college, Independent living instruction, Social skills, Study skills, Life skills

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Last updated: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:52